smartphone

Xiaomi Mi Note puts high-end flagships on notice

Xiaomi is starting 2015 with a bang. Trying once again to disrupt the smartphone market, the Chinese OEM has unveiled the Mi Note and its even higher end Mi Note Pro sibling, sporting a combination some of the best hardware and features you're likely to see in recent and upcoming flagships. And of course, in the usual Xiaomi way, these sell lower than your usual flagship from your usual giant OEMs, though the rising numbers do seem to point to a general and rather worrying trend in smartphone prices.

Google’s Project Ara hands-on: modular plug-and-play smartphone action

The modular smartphone you're about to take a peek at goes by the name Project Ara. It's a modular smartphone concept, coming from Google ATAP and actually - eventually - coming to the market with its own hardware store. Where you may have purchased your own custom Moto X in the past, you get one shot - the device stays as it is. With Project Ara, you've got the option of updating the smartphone's hardware - new pieces can be added whenever you like.

WearResponses lets you reply to SMS with canned messages

Smartwatches have become more than just notification centers, particularly those running on the Android Wear platform. Aside from the health and tracking features, your wearable, with the assist of some apps, have made it possible for you to reply (within limited range) to text messages sent to your phone. One such app is WearResponse and it brings you more than just the standard responses available.

Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors: reduced TouchWiz, production by February

The MWC in Barcelona is still a few months away, but rumors are already swirling about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6. The latest whisperings are saying that the soon-to-be-flagship will have a "toned down" interface of the memory hog proprietorial TouchWiz. Meanwhile, some say that as early as February, the Korean OEM will start mass production on their newest smartphone.

OPPO reportedly to launch OPPO R1C on January 14

The Chinese manufacturers have been busy enough this January, with Xiaomi launching its budget phone the RedMi 2 last week and reportedly lining up a January 15 launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. OPPO – legal disputes aside – looks set to be busy on January 14 as well, if the teasers be true, as they launch their new OPPO R1C 4G smart phone.

CES 2015 Roundup: Android in full throttle

The dust of CES 2015 has finally settled down, so now we can take a more holistic overview of what went down at the world's largest consumer electronics event. Unsurprisingly, Android is at the center of many of the new, and some old, devices we've seen. But while wearables, particularly smartwatches are still somewhat of a hot topic, we're now seeing Android's growing presence outside of its usual form factors, in particular in cars and in TVs. Join us for Android Community's recap of CES 2015.
Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next